14 May, 2021
On Saturday 29th May, the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport formally announced the competition for UK City of Culture 2025 and 2029. The announcement included the guidelines and timetable for the bid process for the 2025 competition.
The team are now working towards the delivery of stage one of the competition, the submission of an Expression of Interest due on 19th July. The longlist of cities will be announced in September 2021 with the successful cities invited to submit a full bid by 10 January 2022. The winning city will be announced in May 2022.